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2011-07-07 01:00:00

PAMPLONA, Spain, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the multi-centre European Network on Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 Resin Microspheres (ENRY) analysis of the long-term outcomes related to survival and safety of radioembolization using SIR-Spheres in patients with inoperable primary liver tumours were published on-line today in Hepatology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases.[1] Evaluation of 325 patients with...

2011-06-30 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the immediate U.S. and European launch of its Interlock(TM) - 35 Fibered IDC(TM) Occlusion System. Earlier this year, the system received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE Mark approval for obstructing or reducing blood flow in the peripheral vasculature during embolization procedures. The Interlock - 35 System consists of a 0.035" detachable coil that...

2011-05-31 09:00:00

TUSTIN, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroVention-Terumo, Inc., a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing interventional neurovascular devices, announced today the final 18-month follow-up data in a landmark international study. The HydroCoil® Endovascular Aneurysm Occlusion and Packing Study (HELPS) published in The Lancet, showed that the HydroCoil Embolic System for treating cerebral aneurysms reduced recurrence and retreatment rates and provided...

2011-04-06 12:25:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new device that provides neurointerventional surgeons with another tool to treat brain aneurysms without performing open surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) An aneurysm is a weak, enlarged area in an artery (blood vessel). Over time, the force of normal blood pressure can cause it to rupture, which can be life-threatening and cause...

2011-03-29 07:00:00

Prostatic Artery Embolization: Study Shows Symptom Improvement Comparable to "Gold Standard" Transurethral Resection of the Prostate--Without Surgical Risks of Sexual Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Blood Loss, Retrograde Ejaculation CHICAGO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new interventional radiology treatment that blocks blood supply to men's enlarged prostate glands shows comparable clinical results to transurethral resection of the prostate (or TURP), considered the...

2011-03-16 12:25:00

High-quality, Efficient, Minimally Invasive Medical Treatments Showcased March 26-31 in Chicago, Ill. FAIRFAX, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology will present the latest research on treatments for individuals with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency or CCSVI; liver and breast cancer; enlarged prostates; uterine fibroids, high blood pressure; and more at its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting March 26-31 at McCormick Place (West) in...

2011-03-01 12:55:18

Women who received one of three treatments for uterine fibroids at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said their symptoms diminished and their quality of life significantly increased, according to a new study published in the May issue of Radiology. Uterine fibroids are benign pelvic tumors that occur in as many as one in five women during their childbearing years. Although not all fibroids cause symptoms, some women experience heavy bleeding, pain and infertility. Treatment options...

2011-03-01 08:51:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women who received one of three treatments for uterine fibroids at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said their symptoms diminished and their quality of life significantly increased, according to this study. Uterine fibroids are benign pelvic tumors that occur in as many as one in five women during their childbearing years. Although not all fibroids cause symptoms, some women experience heavy bleeding, pain and infertility. Treatment options include hysterectomy,...

2011-02-15 05:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical, Inc., an innovative medical device company with a focus on the next generation treatment for brain aneurysms, announced today that its Luna(TM) Aneurysm Embolization System (AES) received CE Mark for the treatment of patients with brain aneurysms. The Luna AES is designed to be a single-deployment, easy-to-use system for the treatment of brain aneurysms both pre- and post-rupture. "Brain aneurysm treatment...


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Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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